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    How to decide between floating floor installers

    Cert 3 in Flooring Technology covers all timber flooring installations, floor prep, subfloors, sanding & polishing etc but you are correct here. pretty much anyone can get into this type of work unqualified. the guys that actually want to inspect the slab for any necessary grinding or...
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    How to polish floorboards?

    somoneshould lock this thread and get rid of it. there is some terrible advice in there
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    $900 is pretty cheap, $1400 is in the higher end of the range depending on how involved the repairs are.
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    split system brands - Actron, Fujitsu, Daikon

    thanks that helps a lot. we already have evaporative cooling but its no good in the hottest parts of summer so the splits are to complement the current cooling not be the primary cooling which is the other reason im leaning towards the cheaper option
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    split system brands - Actron, Fujitsu, Daikon

    I believe Actron are an Australian company but I'm not sure if their units are manufactured here
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    split system brands - Actron, Fujitsu, Daikon

    ive just had a quote for two split system air conditioning units in my PPOR. an 8kw downstairs and a 2.5kw in the master bedrooms. The quote gave me three brands, Daikon, Fujitsu and Actron. the actron being the cheapest and Daikon being most expensive with around $1000 being the difference...
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    if their price is anything to go by then yes! i get 20 litres of 2 pack poly for the price of 5 litres of waterbased
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    depends on things like brands, 2 pack vs 1 pack etc. a poor quality poly wont last against a good quality waterbase and vice versa. traditionally poly has been the most durable finish available but waterbase technology has come so far in recent times. as far as IP's go i still recommend poly...
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    Cost to Polish Floorboards

    That's a good price if they did some repairs as well
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    Cost to Polish Floorboards

    That is ridiculously cheap at around $21 sqm for waterbase. I'd be charging upwards of $35 sqm for Baltic pine done in 2 pack waterbase
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    Cost to Polish Floorboards

    Really depends on what type of foor boards you have, condition, choice of coatings, stain?, tint? top or secret nailed etc. I'd suggest anything from $20 sqm > sky's the limit
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    Floor Sanding - what kind of coating?

    i dont really give people the option as i use 2 pack products but if i had to quote a difference it would only be a few dollars per sqm.
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    Floorboards in unit

    you shouldnt need any acoustic matting if your unit is on the bottom floor, only if its on floors above the first
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    Floor Sanding - what kind of coating?

    2 pack products are always more durable than single pack. when i sand off polyurethane i can tell if its single or two pack by how easy it comes off, obviously 2 pack is harder to sand off. my concern is the difference in price between the two options, he's charging an extra $10 sqm for 2 pack...
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    Floor Sanding - what kind of coating?

    the urethane option is probably the single pack version these guys sell http://www.urethanecoatings.com.au/ i use their two pack sometimes which is what he will probably use for the second option and i can tell you its not worth the extra $750 he has put on the price. go get another quote.
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    two coats should give you a good indication of how glossy the floor will be but it could also be how well the floor was sanded. if the floor hasnt been buffed properly and the timber is still quite rough then the polish may soak in futher requiring more coats to bring up the gloss level. I use...
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    3 coats is standard. 2 coats usually wont look glossy enough with most products. it may just be that the brand of polish your using just isnt that glossy, have you seen samples/floors done with that polish that were shiny enough for you?
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    thanks for the plug mate! your floors did come up very nice :D
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    it can be a bit hard to tell just from a photo but that looks like solvent based polyurethane. beware of trying to recoat over old floors as some coatings are not compatable with each other thats why most floor sanders will tell you to resand it back to raw timber instead of risking a recoat...
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    Any Polishing FBs expert here?

    Bunnings don't sell the polish the pros use. If you want high gloss you need to use polyurethane. Waterbased and oil based will not give you a super high gloss finish. Also $1400 for 70sqm is very cheap you will get what you pay for quality wise.
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